The DPH is designed to develop public health skills at the postgraduate level. Candidates are required to hold a degree or to have appropriate professional qualifications and experience.
The programme is taught as an internal (on campus) programme in the University's three medical schools which are situated in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington. It consists of four papers, two of which are compulsory. Two others may be selected from six options, including a special topic. Students may also substitute, with special approval, one paper from another related university postgraduate degree or diploma.
Candidates for the degree of MPH will have completed the DPH or an equivalent qualification at an acceptable level of attainment. The course of study will consist of either a thesis or two papers, including DPH papers not already completed, and a dissertation.
View further information on postgraduate studies in Public Health.
University of Otago, Christchurch
Postgraduate Programme Administrator
Department of Public Health and General Practice
Dunedin School of Medicine
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
University of Otago, Wellington
Department of Public Health
- Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (PGCertPH)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (DPH)
- Master of Public Health (MPH)
See the full list of Public Health (PUBH) papers.
Minor Subject Requirements
Public Health as a minor subject for a BA, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom or BASc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
PUBH 192 Foundations of Epidemiology
PUBH 202 Health Promotion
PUBH 203 Health Policy and Politics
PUBH 211 Epidemiology of Major Health Problems
PUBH 311 Research Methods for Public Health